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15 Jul 2019 description

• Based on the results of the 2019 Regional Vulnerability Assessment and Analysis (RVAA), it is estimated that 41 million people will be food insecure in the peak lean season, of which 9 million people require immediate assistance (Table 1).

• Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Zambia account for 75% of the total number needing immediate assistance.

• In Eswatini and Lesotho, 20% and 24% of the rural population are in need of immediate assistance.

12 Jul 2019 description

The intentions survey regarding Congolese return to the DRC took place in Lovua settlement from 9 to 20 May.

Joint Livelihoods Strategy was launched in May, through common efforts by different partners working in Lovua settlement .


75% of Congolese refugees from Kasai in Angola are women and children.

36,679 Biometrically registered Congolese refugees in Lunda Norte Province. A total of 23,795 refugees are currently receiving food assistance.

10 Jul 2019 description


By Dr Marc Biot, Dr Isabelle Defourny, Marcel Langenbach, Kenneth Lavelle, Bertrand Perrochet and Teresa Sancristoval, Directors of Operations

10 Jul 2019 description


Although most countries in the region are seeing their national average maize price stabilize or decrease in line with seasonal trends, prices are generally trending higher compared to last year.

08 Jul 2019 description

Depuis fin mars en territoire de Beni, Province du Nord Kivu, des attaques contre des civils et postes militaires se sont intensifiées. Près de 96.000 personnes ont été déplacées depuis la Chefferie de Batangi vers le village de Nobili (près de la frontière ougandaise) en avril et mai. Le HCR est impliqué dans la réponse.

08 Jul 2019 description

Since the end of March in Beni Territory, North Kivu Province, attacks against civilians and military outposts have intensified. Some 96,000 people have been displaced from Batangi Chiefdom to the town of Nobili (near the Ugandan border) in April and May. UNHCR is involved in the response.

15,946 returnees and expelled people from Angola have been profiled by UNHCR and its partners in Kamako, Kasai Province. The results of the operation will help to better address the needs of various categories of people returning from Angola since October 2018

02 Jul 2019 description


  • In 2019, WFP continues its corporate emergency response interventions, with the aim of assisting 5.1 million people with food assistance and nutrition programmes and has already reached 2.1 million people during the first quarter.

  • Now eleven months since the beginning of the Ebola outbreak, the epidemic continues, with over 2,300 cases and 1,500 deaths reported. WFP continues to provide critical operational support to the medical response teams and provides food and nutrition assistance to Ebola affected people.

01 Jul 2019 description

Brussels, 1 July 2019

As natural disasters threaten the most vulnerable people in the Southern Africa and Indian Ocean region, the EU is providing €7 million in humanitarian aid to increase the capacity of communities and authorities to prepare for and respond to disasters. This aid is in addition to the approximately €17 million in EU humanitarian assistance given this year to help people hit by cyclones Idai and Kenneth in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Malawi and Comoros, and people affected by food shortages in Zimbabwe.

28 Jun 2019 description

Faibles récoltes dans Pweto et Mitwaba du fait d’une faible reprise agricole liée aux poches d’insécurité


• En dépit de récoltes moyennes observées en fin de cette campagne agricole, le mois de juin marque la période de récoltes sur l’ensemble de la région Est de la RDC. Les disponibilités en produits de base vont être améliorées avec des périodes de soudure qui s’annoncent plus précoces que d’habitude, août pour les parties Nord-est et Centre-est et septembre pour le Sud-est.

27 Jun 2019 description

547.403 réfugiés et demandeurs d’asile en RDC, dont 52% de femmes.

99,3% des réfugiés en RDC vivent dans des zones rurales, et 73,5% des réfugiéssont installés hors camps ou sites de réfugiés.

4.333 nouveaux réfugiés sudsoudanais enregistrés de janvier à mai 2019.

Activités principales – Réfugiés Protection

27 Jun 2019 description

547,403 refugees and asylum seekers in DRC, among them 52% women.

99.3% of refugees in DRC live in rural areas, and 73.5% live outside refugee camps or settlements.

4,333 new South Sudanese refugees registered from January to May 2019.

Main activities – Refugees


26 Jun 2019 description

As of 31 May 2019, 856,043 Congolese refugees are being hosted in African countries. From 1 January to 31 May 2019 alone, some 38,812 Congolese fled to neighboring countries, with a particularly significant increase in refugee flows to Uganda.

UNHCR together with 56 humanitarian and development partners launched the 2019-2020 Regional Refugee Response Plan (RRRP) on 11 December 2018 to help respond to the needs of Congolese refugees in Africa.

Regional Highlights and Operational Context

25 Jun 2019 description

FAO Conference side event looks at challenges in Africa in meeting the 2025 Malabo hunger eradication goal

25 June 2019, Rome - Stepped up and concerted actions are needed in Africa if the Sustainable Development Goal of Zero Hunger and the more ambitious Malabo hunger target are to be met, Member Countries were told during an event on the sidelines of the 41st Session of the FAO Conference.

23 Jun 2019 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 77 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

21 Jun 2019 description

Ondjiva - At least 460 million Kwanzas were made available by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) to assist the 857,443 people affected by the drought in the province of Cunene since October 2018.

The information was released on Thursday in Ondjiva at a meeting with local partners, by the UNICEF representative in Angola, Abubacar Mamadbhay Soltan, noting that the amount is intended for programs related to access to water and sanitation, nutrition, education and child protection.

20 Jun 2019 description

Lubango - European Union spent Euros 12 million on Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) programmes to assist more than 800,000 vulnerable families in the provinces of Huíla, Namibe and Cunene, as part of Resilience, Food and Nutrition Security in Angola (FRESAN).

FRESAN studies conducted in 2017 points to 1.1 million people as being affected by drought as a result of climate change, in those province.

The figure is accounted for 12 percent of the rural population of Huíla, 99% in Namibe and 97 % in Cunene.